Lincoln worried that if the war dragged on, a settlement would be reached that would leave the North and South as two separate nations.As it turned out, his fears were justified: by late , Lincoln drafted lenient specifications for secessionist states for readmission into the Union—an attempt to entice Unionists and those tired of fighting in the South to surrender.His Ten-Percent Plan, part of the proclamation, called for southern states to be readmitted into the Union after percent of the voting public swore a loyalty oath to the United States.
With little economic power, blacks ended up having to fight for civil rights on their own, as northern whites lost interest in Reconstruction by the mid- Radical Republicans in Congress might have impeached President Lincoln after the Civil War, had he not been assassinated, because he and Congress had contrasting visions for handling postwar Reconstruction.
Ultimately, however, Congress ended up impeaching President Andrew Johnson, who followed many parts of Lincoln’s blueprint for Reconstruction.
Students were given a research task sheet to assist in evaluating sources, and were required to cite sources in MLA format, using the if needed.
Rubrics were available to guide students in accomplishing the task.
The resources provided to students included blogs, primary documents, study notes, and wikis which allowed students to evaluate sources without spending extra time searching for the sources.
This technique allows teachers and students to scaffold research skills as students learn to become independent researchers throughout the school year.
In , Lincoln wanted to end the Civil War as quickly as possible.
He feared that strong northern public support for the war would wane if the fighting continued and knew that the war was also taking an enormous toll on northern families and resources.
As a pair, students create two persuasive paragraphs using the research collected.
One paragraph focused on the pros of reconstruction while the second paragraph focused on the cons of reconstruction.